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What do TEFL and TESL mean? TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. TESL stands for Teaching English as a Second Language. TEFL is used when people teach English in a non-English speaking country. TESL is used when people teach English in an English speaking country. Is this important? Not very, for students. But there are some important technical considerations for teachers. See The Definitive Guide to TEFL.

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Can You Still Teach English in China with Their New Laws? Can You Still Teach English in China - discusses the law against private education, covid lockdowns, and future jobs in China

mourning vs morning

These two words are homophones: they sound exactly the same but have different meanings.

mourning vs morning

10 Reasons to Love Teaching English in Taiwan Teaching in Taiwan - why it's a great place to teach now that the border is opening up: friendly people, low cost of living, respectful students

Teach English in Hanoi: Experience Traditional Vietnam A guide to teaching in Hanoi, Vietnam - finding jobs, apartments, cost of living and more

Top 5 Books That Will Make You a Better TEFL Teacher It is almost the end of my summer vacation, a perfect time to read. Here are a few books that have helped me hugely as a teacher

Teach English in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: The Chance of a Lifetime A guide for living and working in Ho Chi Minh City as an English teacher: cost of living, finding an apartment and teaching jobs

Expressions Quiz: Moods

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests comprehension of common English expressions used when talking about moods.

Expressions Quiz: Conflict


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6 Ways to SHUT UP
Required reading for all teachers